Quote of the Week (Or the Century For UM Football Fans)

By: Jason Colthorp
By: Jason Colthorp

"...Eddie Brown played perfect pass defense and Desmond Howard got the dropsies on a deciding 1990 two-point try."

-- Jack Ebling, in a post-Notre Dame loss article for MSU Spartan Tailgate, talking about how corners need to have a short memory after bad plays.

Now, I am a State fan and a State grad, but... really?  "Perfect pass defense" probably would be defined as NOT committing pass interference.  "The dropsies" is a tough way to describe an attempted catch while you're falling down-- one he almost caught anyway.

Being a realist who doesn't wear green-colored glasses when I watch the games, I can admit, time should have run out on Jeff Smoker and T.J. Duckett.  However, I also believe the Duckett fumble that Larry Foote swept back in from out-of-bounds changed the game completely when we lost down there 14-0.  Michigan fans scoff at that one.  But I'll give them Spartan Bob and Desmond's trip up-- those were a little hinky.  Which is why it's shocking to see an acclaimed journalist like Jack Ebling write the sentence above-- even if it is for Spartan Tailgate-- a website that should have a sign above it reading "Abandon All Reasoning, Ye Who Enter Here."  Jack was at that game in 1990 and saw the play in person, but I'm sure he's seen a TV replay at least once in the last 20 years.

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